Joan Shelley Releases First New Song in Two Years and Announces Fall Tour Dates | Shore Fire Media

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11 June, 2019Print

Joan Shelley Releases First New Song in Two Years and Announces Fall Tour Dates

Joan Shelley Releases First New Song in Two Years and Announces Fall Tour Dates

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Joan Shelley has released her first new original song in over two years. "Coming Down For You" was recorded at Greenhaus Studios in Reykjavík, Iceland, and features longtime collaborators Nathan Salsburg, James Elkington and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Shelley says of the track: "[it] came to me while I was in motion and I couldn't write it down. I was thinking of the rhythm of animals, of work, and of travel; the rhythm of someone riding into chaos to bring a loved one back out again."

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Joan Shelley has also announced a run of headlining fall tour dates in the western US, including a show at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, and more. See below for a full list of shows; tickets are on-sale here this Friday, June 14th, with more dates to be announced soon.

The song follows Shelley's 2017, self-titled album, produced by Jeff Tweedy at The Loft in Chicago. That record placed on year-end lists at NPR Music, Aquarium Drunkard and Uncut Magazine, among others, and led to an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, cover stories with Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Fretboard Journal, and more. Shelley toured the world behind the album, supporting Richard Thompson, Wilco, Andrew Bird and Patty Griffin, and performing at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, and Lincoln Center's American Songbook series in New York. 

Praise for Joan Shelley

"One of the loveliest voices in music" – Rolling Stone

"Serene but never complacent… the mystery, and the longing in her voice, are haunting" – New York Times

"An artist who knows exactly who she is…perfectly suited to songs that seep empathy and grace out of every impeccable note." – NPR Music

"Enviable patience and burgeoning tenderness." – Pitchfork

Joan Shelley Tour Dates

6/19 - Durham, NC - Music In The Garden

7/10 - Lexington, KY - The Burl

7/12 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout

7/13 - Holland, MI - Virtue Farms

7/26-7/28 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival

9/27 - Denver, CO - The Walnut Room

9/28 - Fort Collins, CO - Elizabeth Hotel

9/29 - Colorado Springs, CO - Lulu's

10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge

10/9 - Sisters, OR - Suttle Lodge

10/10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

10/11 - Seattle, WA - Auditorium

10/12 - Bainbridge Island, WA - Treehouse Cafe

*newly announced dates in BOLD


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